Kit - Fai Wong

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Eighteen cases of human influenza A H5N1 infection were identified in Hong Kong from May to December 1997. Two of the six fatal cases had undergone a full post-mortem which showed reactive hemophagocytic syndrome as the most prominent feature. Other findings included organizing diffuse alveolar damage with interstitial fibrosis, extensive hepatic central(More)
Typical methods used for encapsulating antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) and plasmid DNA in lipid vesicles result in very low encapsulation efficiencies or employ cationic lipids that exhibit unfavorable pharmacokinetic and toxicity characteristics when administered intravenously. In this study, we describe and characterize a novel formulation process(More)
Expression of the natural killer (NK) cell antigen CD56 is uncommon among lymphomas, and those that do are almost exclusively of non-B-cell lineage and show a predilection for the nasal and nasopharyngeal region. This study analyzes 49 cases of nonnasal CD56+ lymphomas, the largest series to date, to characterize the clinicopathologic spectrum of these rare(More)
Yes-associated protein (YAP) is a downstream effector of the Hippo signaling pathway, which controls organ expansion and tissue development. We have recently defined the tumorigenic potential and clinical significance of the YAP1 oncogene in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present study aims to define the tumorigenic properties of YAP in HCC and(More)
This study describes the effect of ethanol and the presence of poly(ethylene) glycol (PEG) lipids on the interaction of nucleotide-based polyelectrolytes with cationic liposomes. It is shown that preformed large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs) containing a cationic lipid and a PEG coating can be induced to entrap polynucleotides such as antisense(More)
A new method, based on the ion-translocating properties of the ionophores nigericin and A23187, is described for loading large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs) with the drugs vincristine and ciprofloxacin. LUVs composed of distearoylphosphatidylcholine/cholesterol (DSPC/Chol) (55:45 mol/mol) or sphingomyelin (SPM)/Chol (55:45 mol/mol) exhibiting a transmembrane(More)
The growth of retinal axons was investigated in different regions of the optic chiasm in C57 pigmented mouse embryos aged embryonic day 13 (E13) to E15. Individual retinal axons and their growth cones were labelled anterogradely by DiI and imaged using a confocal imaging system. In aldehyde-fixed embryos, retinal growth cones display a simple form in the(More)
Many drugs are weak bases and can be accumulated into liposomes in response to a pH gradient to achieve high internal drug concentrations. This study is aimed at gaining an understanding of the relationship between the retention of the fluoroquinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin in liposomes and the intraliposomal form and location of this drug. 1H-NMR(More)
FLT-3 aberrations that occur as an internal tandem duplication (ITD) or a mutation at the activation-loop position 835, D835, are common in acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL). We investigated the clinicopathological associations and prognostic impact of FLT-3 aberrations in a cohort of APL patients. FLT-3 exons 11 and 12 were amplified by polymerase chain(More)
Genetic variation in immune-related genes, such as IL10 and TNF, have been associated with the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in Caucasian populations. To test the hypothesis that IL10 and TNF polymorphisms may be associated with NHL risk in Asian populations, we genotyped 20 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the IL10 and TNF/LTA loci(More)